Finance NEW YORK, New York

Senior Associate, Global Strategy

Company Intro:

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world’s leading provider of online travel & related services, provided to consumers and local partners around the globe through our primary brands:  Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable.  During 2018, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $14.5 billion and $4.0 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $80 billion.

Job Title: Associate/Senior Associate, Global Strategy

Reports to and Location:

The Associate/Sr. Associate, Global Strategy will report to the Vice-President of Global Strategy in either our New York or Amsterdam office.

Job Overview:

We’re looking for a motivated individual to join our Global Strategy team, helping us to answer questions that are core to the future of the world’s largest travel business.

We are an ambitious team, driving the overall Booking Holdings (“Group”) strategy by identifying and solving key questions for the organization, and partnering with companies, business units and functions to address specific needs. Our role is to break down and structure complex problems, execute relevant analyses, develop actionable recommendations and build organizational buy-in.  We work on high-impact, challenging projects, both at Group level and within our various brands, with exposure to very senior leadership.

Despite the scale of our businesses, we retain a small, start-up feel and an energetic culture. We are looking for a results-driven, rigorous problem-solver with a sharp analytical mind, plus the ability to think creatively and communicate well.  Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is excited about the opportunity to solve key strategic questions in a data-driven and collaborative environment — helping achieve our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Responsibilities

  • Build problem-solving frameworks to break down and structure complex issues; synthesize analysis into key trends, implications, and/or actionable recommendations
  • Prepare presentations for senior management and Board of Directors: examples could include (but not limited to): competitive and market analysis, financial & operational internal data analysis, qualitative analysis based on interviews and desk research
  • Evaluate the performance of current business operations and recommend strategies and tactics to achieve business goals
  • Work collaboratively with business unit partners and corporate support teams to drive enterprise strategy execution; Partner on strategy-related projects with Finance, Corporate Development, and Data Science and Research teams
  • Support and/or lead elements of the annual / quarterly strategic planning process including linking the annual budgeting process with the long range strategic planning process
  • Communicate recommendations supported by a compelling storyline to stakeholders to ensure impact; build consensus among cross-functional teams and influence decision-making with senior audiences
  • Maintain structured knowledge databases of strategic, industry, and competitor information

Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, corporate development or related field
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to see the “big picture” and understand key dynamics of a business/industry while maintaining good attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of strategic, business, and financial concepts, tools, and frameworks;  comfort with corporate finance and accounting principals
  • Strong experience within strategic projects and topics, including hypothesis development, financial and business modeling (Excel proficient), option identification, consensus building and implementation
  • Successful project management experience in facilitating cross-functional, complex projects in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple project deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to distill complex business issues and strategies to present insights and actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner and influence stakeholders at mid to senior levels of the organization
  • Expertise in technology, ideally in travel, e-commerce, retail, payments, and/or consumer-facing products is desirable
  • Willingness to travel upon business needs (10% of time or less)
  • Knowledge of SQL and other data gathering and analysis techniques is a plus
  • Fluency in languages other than English is a plus

About BKNG:

With over $92.7 billion in gross bookings in 2018, Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services.  With operations in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures.  At Booking Holdings, we help millions of people experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands:

• Booking.com

• KAYAK

• priceline

• agoda

• Rentalcars.com

• OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings portfolio of companies, we help our customers to reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.  Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO

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